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A breathtakingly photographed, epic western like none produced for decades, HIDALGO recounts the life of legend Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo... Read More
A breathtakingly photographed, epic western like none produced for decades, HIDALGO recounts the life of legend Frank T. Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen). Set in the 1800s, this family film chronicles the triumphant victory won by Frank and his mustang Hidalgo in the Ocean of Fire, an often-fatal competition in which the best riders and thoroughbreds race across Middle Eastern deserts. For Frank, who is known in the west for his prowess as a Pony Express rider and the winner of long-distance horse races, the lure of the Ocean of Fire is not only the $100,000 purse but also the clear challenge--both of which prove irresistible, and inspire him to travel across the world for this life-altering experience. <br> <br> With sweeping landscapes that evoke John Ford westerns like STAGECOACH and THE SEARCHERS, HIDALGO features enough racing, rivalry, and romance to befit any action film. But the race also provides a vehicle for the story of Frank forgiving himself for his participation in the Wounded Knee slaughter and... Minimize
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34 Reviews from Epinions.com
Mar 8, 2011
See Omar Sharif Like You Have Never Seen Him Before Playing In Hidalgo
Pros: Excellent scenery and realism.
Hidalgo will keep you on the edge of your seats without all of those special effects. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 15, 2004
Indiana Jones meets Seabiscuit and better!
Pros: Great adventure movie. Excellent photography. Good acting and story.
Hidalgo will remind you of Indiana Jones. The adventure, the exotic locations, the special effects are comparable. Hidalgo is more engaging because it is based on a true story. Read More at Epinions.com
May 9, 2008
You Can't Keep a Good Horse Down
Pros: Good family movie, fast-paced, nice DVD extras
Cons: Historical/geographical inaccuracies
I think this is a great movie everyone should see. Not only is it a good, action-packed family movie, but it also touches on some good moral issues. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 19, 2004
Aragorn, Mustangs and Sandstorms, Oh My! Hidalgo (the 10 obstructions w/o)
Pros: Cinematography, action and racing sequences, family friendliness
Cons: A little bit of a stretch on the realism side, some possible negative cultural undertones
The bottom line has been obstructed for months and is becoming increasingly uncomfortable on horseback. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 5, 2004
Hidalgo ~ Viggo Mortensen Mounts Up
Pros: Viggo Mortensen in tight pants...
Cons: Very minor inconsistancies.
The bottom line couldn't handle the Lake of Fire Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 21, 2004
Pros: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, good storytelling
Cons: Infidel attitude overused; not historically accurate
Ride, Frank, ride. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 15, 2004
Pros: Lots of action, great story
Cons: Mostly unknown cast, part of it is set in Iraq!
Hidalgo is a great action adventure film in the spirit of the Indiana Jones movies. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 9, 2004
Viggo's Very Vibrant adVenture - a review of "Hidalgo"
Pros: Viggo Mortensen and the horse are marvelous on the screen together
Cons: Distracts itself at times, but the scenes make for good character development
A decent horse-race movie with good character development and great chemistry between the two leads. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 7, 2005
Mar 13, 2004
Pros: Giddy-Up, Dude
Cons: Are Those Your Spurs Digging Into Me Or The Piercing Thats On Your ?
You like action movies with a little bit of Seabiscuit mixed in? If so, Hidalgo should be your first choice then. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 9, 2008
A horse of a different color
Pros: Three scenes near the end, Omar Sharif, story
Cons: It calls itself a true story but likely is not; a few slow spots
While this "true" story probably is not, it is a great story, told well. Read More at Epinions.com